24 August 2018
Lucky number seven for Wiggs at World Championships
Emma Wiggs was in seventh heaven after claiming gold at the Paracanoe World Championships in Portugal.
The 38-year-old led a GB one-two in the VL2 Women 200, grabbing gold in 57.766 secs with compatriot Jeanette Chippington following on to win silver in Montemor-o-Velho.
Wiggs, a former sitting volleyball player who represented her country in the sport at London 2012, has been prolific beyond compare since switching disciplines in 2013.
This was her seventh World Championship title across VL2, KL2 and K1 categories, to which she has added five European gongs.
2018 has been her best season yet – yielding double gold at the World Cup in Szeged and also at the European Championships in Belgrade.
It was Chippington's 14th Para Canoe World Championship medal since 2012.
Taplow’s Chippington, another sporting convert from swimming, secured a second medal of the Championships having claimed bronze in the women’s KL1 200m final on Friday.
Elsewhere Jack Eyers continued his promising debut campaign with another podium finish, bagging bronze in the VL3 Men 200.His effort of 49.492 seconds saw him sneak onto the podium having missed out on silver by less than a second.
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